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Commission on the Status of Women and International Women's Day Are Coming. Ready?

March 1, 2015

by Sabrina Stein

 

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the main global body dedicated exclusively to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women, meets every year in New York City, scheduled around International Women’s Day on 8 March, to discuss women’s rights and shape the global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. This year, from 9 to 20 March, CSW59 will be taking place at the United Nations Headquarters, focusing on the implementation of the Beijing Declaration, the key global policy document on gender equality, 20 years after its adoption in 1995.

 

CSW brings to New York City the most committed activists championing women’s rights and gender equality from around the world. The opportunity to learn from and engage with this amazing group of people during their stay in New York is not limited to those taking part in the formal discussions at the UN, as there are numerous events organized during this time for the wider New York audience.

 

Below, we are sharing a list of events for International Women’s Day and CSW open to the public that would be of interest to the UNA community (a full list of events can be found by clinking here):

 

People’s march on 8 March: Take to the streets for gender equality and women’s rights

Date: 8 March 2015, 2:30 PM-5:00 PM

Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza (47 St and 2nd Av)

Contact: Beijing.20[at]unwomen.org

 

The Environment Gender Index: Measuring Success for an Equitable Future

09 March, 10:00 AM-11:15 AM
DHL Auditorium - Dag Hammarskjöld Library (max. capacity: 160)

Contact: kelsey.howard[at]iucn.org

 

Protection in Practice for Women Human Rights Defenders

09 March, 1:15 PM-2:30 PM
Conference Room 7 - GA Building (max. capacity: 114)
Invitation

RSVP: aiunny@amnesty.org

 

From Commitment to Action: Financing Gender Equality in the Post-2015 Agenda

10 March, 3:00 PM-4:15 PM
DHL Auditorium - Dag Hammarskjöld Library (max. capacity: 160)

Contact: grara[at]eda.admin.ch 
Please indicate if you do NOT hold a UN grounds pass.

 

Women's Human Rights Storytelling Collaboratory

11 March, 01:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN, 666 Third Avenue (between 42nd and 43rd street), 19th floor
Invitation

Contact: NYV-RSVP[at]minbuza.nl

 

Women and the Environment

12 March, 6:30 PM-7:45 PM
Conference Room 7 - GA Building (max. capacity: 114)

Contact: environment.csw[at]gmail.com

 

"SRHR- the key to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls"

16 March, 6:30 PM-7:45 PM
Conference Room 12 - GA Building (max. capacity: 129)

Contact: uruguay[at]un.int

 

Advancing Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Drawing Lessons from the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration

18 March, 1:15 PM-2:30 PM
Conference Room 12 - GA Building (max. capacity: 129)

Contact: anniina.vanhatupa[at]formin.fi RSVP by 13 March 2015

 

Sabrina Stein is a on the board of the UNA Brooklyn Chapter. She is a program coordinator for the Social Sciences Research Council’s Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum. She received her M.A. in Political Science from the University of Central Florida, where she graduated summa cum laude in August 2012. She was the recipient of the College of Graduate Studies Provost Fellowship and worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant while she completed her program. Her research focused on the work of international organizations. Her graduate thesis focused on the UN mission in El Salvador (ONUSAL) and the UN mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA). She has contributed a chapter to the book The Politics and Policies of Relief, Aid and Reconstruction (ed. Fulvio Attinà) titled “The UN and Genocide: A Comparative Analysis of Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia.” As a graduate student, she presented research at both national and international conferences. She has a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in French also from the University of Central Florida, where she graduated cum laude and with honors in the major. Sabrina was born and raised in Uruguay and speaks fluent Spanish.

 

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